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Free pattern: The Devon Slouch

The Devon Slouch
Acquanetta Ferguson

Looking for a quick slouch hat to make that is done in a mesh style, but still looks like it took hours to complete?

The Devon Slouch is the perfect hat for those needing something quick either for a gift or for you to tame that mane. It is also a perfect hat for an advanced beginner to play around with stitches as it incorporates cross stitch double crochet.

This project will require one skein of your favorite worsted weight yarn and a G hook.

The project time is approximately 2 hours.

Pattern is written in US crochet terms. This pattern gives you PERMISSION TO SELL your finished items. It is appreciated if you credit the design to Acquanetta Ferguson and to list the pattern link.

Materials

G hook

Caron Simply Soft in Passion

Tapestry needle

Stitch markers

Stitches used:

Single Crochet - sc

Double Crochet – dc

Double Crochet Decrease – dcdec

Special Stitch: Cross Double Crochet (cdc) – Skip the first stitch, dc in next stitch, then dc back in skipped stitch.

For the beginning cdc of each round, chain 2 at beg of Rnd (which counts as the first dc for all beg. Rounds) go back one stitch, dc in the stitch after the ch 2 for your first cross dc. Do this for all beg. Rounds.

The Devon Slouch

Round 1 With G hook, magic circle, ch 2 then 15 dc. Sl st into ch 2. (16 dc)

Round 2 Ch 2(counts as dc here and throughout) 1 dc in same stitch, then 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st into ch 2 (32 dc)

Round 3 Ch 2, then 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * around. Sl st in ch 2 (48 dc)

Round 4 Ch 2, then 1 dc in each stitch around. Sl st in ch 2 (48 dc)

Round 5 Ch 2, then 1 dc in next two stitchs, 2 dc in next stitch,*1 dc in next three stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from * around. Sl st into ch 2 (64 dc)

Round 6 – 14 Start the beg round for the first CDC (For the beginning cdc of each round, chain 2 at beg of Rnd (which counts as the first dc for all beg. Rounds) go back one stitch, dc in the stitch after the ch 2 for your first cross dc. Do this for all beg. Rounds) then do a normal CDC for the rest of the round (Skip the first stitch, dc in next stitch, then dc back in skipped stitch) Sl st in ch2 for each round, then ch 2 in the beg of the next round.

Round 15 Ch 2, then 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, dcdec in the next stitch, *dc in the next 3 stitches, dcdec in next stitch,* repeat from around. Sl st in ch 2. (52 dc)

Round 16-17 Ch 2, then dc in each stitch around. Sl st in ch 2. (52 dc)

Round 18 Ch 1 (counts as sc), then sc in each stich around. Sl st in ch 1. (52 sc)

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